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Encyclopedia > Popliteal vein

The politeal vein parrallels the popliteal artery but carries the blood from the knee joint and muscles in the thigh and calf back to the heart. The popliteal artery extends from the femoral artery behind the popliteal fossa which is the space behind the knee. This article needs cleanup. ... The femoral artery is a large artery of the thigh. ... Human anatomy In human anatomy, the knee joint is a complex, compound, condyloid variety of a synovial joint. ...


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VII. The Veins. 3d. The Veins of the Lower Extremity, Abdomen, and Pelvis. Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human ... (3312 words)
In the lower third of the leg the small saphenous vein is in close relation with the sural nerve, in the upper two-thirds with the medial sural cutaneous nerve.
The Veins of the Abdomen and Pelvis (Figs.
The Internal Pudendal Veins (internal pudic veins) are the venæ comitantes of the internal pudendal artery.
VI. The Arteries. 6c. The Popliteal Artery. Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body. (941 words)
crossed from the lateral to the medial side by the tibial nerve and the popliteal vein, the vein being between the nerve and the artery and closely adherent to the latter.
It pierces the oblique popliteal ligament, and supplies the ligaments and synovial membrane in the interior of the articulation.
The arteries which form this plexus are the two medial and the two lateral genicular branches of the popliteal, the highest genicular, the descending branch of the lateral femoral circumflex, and the anterior recurrent tibial.
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